Wiggin and Dana Lawyer Appointed to Connecticut Bar Association Young Lawyers Section's Executive Committee

July 23, 2010

– Wiggin and Dana is pleased to announce that Alison Weir, an attorney in the firm's Litigation Department, has been appointed to the Connecticut Bar Association Young Lawyers Section's (CBA/YLS) Executive Committee.

As a member of the CBA YLS Executive Committee, Alison will serve as the co-chair of the Section's Federal Practice Committee and will be working on a wide-range of YLS projects.

Before joining Wiggin and Dana, Alison was a law clerk to the Honorable José A. Cabranes of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Alison was a 2004-2005 Supreme Court Fellow, with duty at the United States Sentencing Commission where she served in the Office of the General Counsel. Before embarking on a career in the law, Alison was an active duty officer in the United States Air Force, from which she retired as a lieutenant colonel. During her time in uniform, Alison served in a variety of roles, including as an engineer and acquisition manager for a number of national security space systems; speechwriter to the Chief of Staff of the Air Force; and acting chief of staff to the Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Collection.

About Connecticut Bar Association Young Lawyers Section
The Young Lawyers Section (YLS) has as its primary goals the promotion of justice, the encouragement of public service, and the promotion of diversity and education of young lawyers and newly admitted practitioners. These goals are achieved through the educational, public service, and community programs produced by the section's twenty-plus statewide committees and the nine regional young lawyer organizations in the state. The section also serves a valuable social and networking role in introducing young lawyers to each other and assisting them in their transition into the Connecticut legal practice. The section includes all members of the CBA who are 37-years-old or younger or who have been admitted to the Bar for less than six full bar years.